Wrapped in Red

Wrapped in Red

Four days till Christmas, how in the hell did that happen? As we know, presents have been purchased are wrapped, but when it comes to other holiday actives, I’m coming up a bit short.

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Everyone usually has at least one holiday party to go to, whether you’re hosting one, heading to a friend’s, or going to your work party, a good outfit is crucial. I  hosted a small get together earlier in the month, and then headed to my work Christmas party this week and made sure to have a holiday outfit lined up for each.

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Although it is fun to wear the ugly sweaters, the light up ears, etc, this look is a more classic and modern taken on the red and green color scheme that most Christmas looks call for. I  love both of these pieces on their own, and was happy to see they could work well together for the holidays.

The red cotton shirt was an amazing sale find while I  was in London this summer. The deep crimson color works nicely as a pop of color. A similar style is here. It works well with jeans or in my case, dress pants.

I  saw these trousers at Oak + Fort, and knew that I had to have them. The olive plaid print with the black pipping down the side is a nice detail. Pants like these are a nice twist on any basic pair of pants for the office. They’re cut a bit short, so long boots with coordinating socks make sure I don’t loose height.

With an oversized scarf and camel coat over the look, I’m ready for whatever holiday activities are ahead. I hope everyone goes into the final push towards holiday with high hopes for a Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays,

TW

Camel Classics

Camel Classics

Every year it seems as though I know at least one or two people saying they’re in need of the perfect winter coat. I’m happy to report that I’m not one of those this year, with the help of the camel coat I purchased this past summer. *Seriously, one of my best shopping hacks is finding winer coats in the spring and summer at a huge discount.

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This Ralph Lauren coat was just $99 in the middle of the summer and I’ve been thrilled to wear it all season long. Camel has really seem to become a fall to winter staple, almost becoming as neutral as charcoal grey or even navy. The minute I saw this hanging on the rack, I needed to take it home.

When it comes to camel, classics work best. In this look, a knitted white sweater and dress pants complete the look and allow the coat to be the focal point. When choosing to stick to solids, especially in the winter, textures are your friend. I’m loving these burgundy flecked dress pants because they’ve got a different finish than the typical trousers.

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To add even more dimension, add your favorite patterned scarf to the look, it’ll pop on against the coat. Other details of the look include a Topman scarf, H&M sweater, and Frye Boots. You’ll be seeing a lot more of it as we head more into winter.

-TW

Photography: Callie Craig